Hey there. ^^ First off, sorry, but trust me, I know there are dozens of threads on this exact topic already. For weeks I've been searching this topic on Google and most links directed to this forum. All the things I read gave me hope for being able to play TF2 on my MacBook but lately it seems impossible so I wanted to hear more recent input on this. [Because most of those threads Google offered were posted at least a year ago.] So here I am, posting this thread. Ok, so here's the deal... I got my MacBook in February. I honestly didn't know a Mac couldn't run all programs out there. Anyways. That lead me to ask my mom for Parallels. So we had a comp. guy she works with install a VM for me. Through research, I had chosen Parallels; seemed like the best to me. However, when I got my laptop back from him, he installed VMware Fusion instead... and not to mention, even the older version; version 1.1.1... >.> I decided I'd give it a try anyways since it's meant to do the same thing. It's been fine and all. But today my copy of TF2 came in the mail. I was really excited to try it, unfortunately it said I need a Pixel Shader 1.1 for TF2 to run. x[ And yes, I turned on the 3D accelerator. The farthest I can go with that is the menu with the Medic where it says "Loading..." at the bottom right. Then the notice about the Pixel Shader comes up and TF2 closes. I tried to run TF2 without the accelerator just for the heck of it and that couldn't even bring up the game's start up menus. :\ So, I called the computer guy and asked him to install Parallels instead since I've already read way more posts about people having luck with TF2 running on Parallels. But now I'm worried that I might have that same Pixel Shader problem. Can anyone reassure me that though that problem exists with VMware, it'll be fine with Parallels? And if this info helps, here you go... Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook5,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz As for the options like Boot Camp or Codeweavers, idk. I really like having the Windows desktop in its own window, which is why as much as possible, I'm trying to avoid those two. Also, TF2 is probably the only Steam game I'll care about playing.